Merlo set to take reins of CVS on March 1
Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark said Larry Merlo will succeed Thomas M. Ryan as CEO on March 1 as part of its previously announced succession strategy.
The company had announced in May that Merlo would take the position as Ryan approaches retirement. Merlo is currently the president and COO.
Ryan will remain chairman of the board until he retires in May, at which point David Dorman will take that position. Dorman has been a director since 2006.
Coldwater Creek names president and chief merchandising officer
Sandpoint, Idaho — Coldwater Creek announced that Jill Brown Dean has been appointed president and chief merchandising officer, effective Feb. 14. She succeeds Georgia Shonk Simmons who previously announced her intention to retire.
Dean joins Coldwater Creek with over 25 years of retail and merchandising experience in the specialty retail sector. She most recently served as president of the Limited Too division of Tween Brands.
The company also announced that Jerome Jessup, currently executive VP creative director, has been promoted to president and chief creative officer.
Men’s Wearhouse names former Victoria’s Secret chief to board
Houston — The Men’s Wearhouse said Friday it has elected former Victoria’s Secret Stores CEO Grace Nichols to its board of directors.
The appointment is effective Jan. 30.
Nichols will be the ninth member of the company’s board. She worked at Limited Brands for 20 years and was CEO of Victoria’s Secret Stores from 1992 to 2007. Nichols is also on the boards of Pacific Sunwear of California and of New York & Co.